Emile Charles Dameron was born in Paris and trained under Léon Germain Pelouse (1838-1891) and the Barbizon school painter, Constant Troyon (1810-1865). He exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon, achieving a medal in 1881, and this rural scene is a good example of his work.
He’s primarily known for his accurate depictions of peasant life and won the Troyon prize in animal painting at the École des Beaux Arts. Many of his works are held in galleries worldwide and a small portrait recently sold at Sotheby’s for £8,057.
Born: Paris, 1848
Died: Paris, 1908
Studied: École des Beaux Arts